Robert (Bob) Putnam was born in Bismark, North Dakota on October 10, 1931, and died on July 15, 2018. He was the son of Emery and Dorothy, and the older brother of Douglas Putnam. After graduating from Roosevelt High School in the University district of Seattle, Bob attended the University of Washington where he received a BA degree in Business Administration. After graduation Robert joined his Father Emery in the Combined Insurance Company as a sales person.
In addition to Joanne (his wife of 41 years), Bob is survived by his brother Douglas, two sons, a daughter, step daughters, and several grandchildren. A memorial service is currently being planned.
Local resident Greg Novak, age 57, passed away suddenly on June 28,2018.
Greg was born in Tacoma in 1961 to parents Frank Sr. and Donna. Greg had four siblings Pam, Sherri, Mike, and Frank Jr.
The family moved to Woodinville in 1966 where Greg was a graduate of Bothell HS in 1979. After attending Central Washington University for two years he made his career in residential construction.
Greg married his wife of 31 years Tammy (Petrick) Novak in 1987. They moved from Woodinville in 1994 and made their family home in Auburn, WA. They have two children Natasha (Waters) Novak and Dylan. Greg is survived in death by his wife Tammy, son Dylan, daughter Natasha (Matt), and their two children Casen and Carlayna.
He is also survived by his mother Donna, sisters Sherri and Pam, brother Mike, as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and several cousins.
Greg was preceded in death by his father Frank Sr. 2001 and his brother Frank Jr. in 2014.
A celebration of Greg's life will be held on Saturday July 21, 2018 3 p.m. at Arbor Church (19011 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd, Woodinville).
Please arrive in casual style as Greg would have wanted that. Please join us after the memorial for a light fare.
Gareth Alden Grube, age 73, passed away on June 23, 2018 in Everett, Washington after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. “Papa” is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Barbara, son Joseph (Martine) Grube, daughter Jennifer (Chris) Beatty, grandchildren Jacob and Dylan Grube and Dashiell and Emmaline Beatty, brothers David (Lynn) Grube and Michael (Melanie) Grube, and sister Kathleen Grube. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Jean Grube.
From his birth in Eugene, Oregon on November 13, 1944, Gareth exuded and shared his inherent kindness with friends and strangers alike. He was always available with a helping hand or a patient ear. He was a selfless human being and a role model for all who met him. He will be missed by the world.
In 1962, Gareth graduated from Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, Alaska. He then graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks with a degree in civil engineering. He earned his master’s degree in environmental engineering from UAF before joining the United States Navy as an officer in 1968, serving until 1972, including a tour in Vietnam.
Gareth’s professional engineering career was dedicated to protecting the rivers, lakes, and other waters of the Puget Sound for the safety of drinking water and the conservation of salmon.
He is considered one of the founders of the City of Woodinville, and served the city in many formal and informal roles, including as a council member from 2001 through 2003.
In his retirement, he finally purchased his dream car - an El Camino. He and Barbara spent their adult adventure together enjoying their many friends and family, laughing, loving, being silly, singing, sharing music, dancing, and traveling the world.
A celebration of Gareth’s life will be held on July 29th at the Sammamish Valley Grange in Woodinville beginning at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
He gave our world 73 years. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to give 73 minutes of kindness to a friend or stranger in his honor and memory.